Father’s Day Contest: A Gift To Cherish
Yet, my earliest recollection that I cherish to this day was October 19, 1995. It was the Puja’s – a major festival in Kolkata. I had just got my first bonus in life, and I had immediately decided to give a little token of appreciation to “my role model.”
Those were the days when ‘The New Market’ in Kolkata was the shopping destination for one and all, and I took him to a quaint shop on Lindsay Street. I asked him “Baba, please choose a pair of trousers.” I could feel the joy in his heart and his eyes welled up in tears. He looked at a couple of pairs as I watched with extreme joy, and finally he selected a pair of Khaki trousers with pleats. I paid for the trousers and when we walked out of the store, my father couldn’t stop beaming. He did not speak a
word as I drove him home, but the way he cradled the “gift” was worth a thousand words.
(The photograph above shows Abhijeet’s father Pulak Chandra Chatterjee on a visit to England.)
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